History

Prelude

Being pained at the wretched condition of the India, Swami Vivekananda, the patriotic monk wanted its upliftment in all human aspects. Inspired by his guru, Sri Ramakrishna Paramahamsa, Swami Vivekananda established Ramakrishna Math & Ramakrishna Mission for the good of India and the world at large. It was the desire of Swamiji to open centres at Jaipur, Ajmer and Alwar in Rajasthan. His ideas of development and progress through selfless service penetrated through different parts of Rajasthan also. Motivated by his teachings, several devotees of Sri Ramakrishna joined together and started private centres in Bikaner, Khetri, Ajmer etc. In due course, centres at Khetri and Jaipur were affiliated to Ramakrishna Order. Thereby the desire of Swamiji to have a centre of service at JAIPUR, the historical pink city was fulfilled in the year 1988. Since then this centre has been rendering its humanitarian services in various ways.

VISIT OF SWAMI VIVEKANANDA TO JAIPUR

1891— As a wandering monk- photo of Swamiji with a staff in hand taken-studied Sanskrit grammar deeply—stayed for two weeks from July 23 to 03 Aug 1891 i.e. 10days on the way to Khetri with the King.
1893— Stayed in Khetri House with the king of Khetri, Raja Ajit Singhji Bahadur
1897— After return from West, a public meeting was held in Swamiji's honour—stayed for a week

Swami Vivekananda teaches……

This is a great fact : strength is life ; weakness is death. Strength is felicity, life eternal, immortal ; weakness is constant strain and misery ; weakness is death. It is a privilege to serve mankind, for this is the worship of God ; God is here, in all these human souls. He is the soul of man. I consider that the great national sin is the neglect of the masses, and that is one of the causes of our downfall. No amount of politics would be of any avail until the masses in India are once more well educated, well fed, and well cared for. Our nation is totally lacking in the faculty of organization. It is this one drawback which produces all sorts of evil. We are altogether averse to making a common cause for anything. The first requisite for organization is obedience. The power of suffering is infinitely greater than the power of doing ; the power of love is infinitely of greater potency than the power of hatred. Bread! Bread! I do not believe in a God who cannot give me bread here, giving me eternal bliss in heaven! More bread, more opportunity for everybody! Faith, faith, faith in ourselves, faith, faith in God---this is the secret of greatness.
Every duty is holy, and devotion to duty is the highest form of the worship of God.